Definition: Possesive adjectives are used to show ownership or possession. The possessive adjectives are:
|Subject pronoun||Possessive adjective|
- That's my folder.
* " My" is an adjective which shows that I am the owner of the folder.
A possessive adjective is similar or identical to a possessive pronoun; however, it is used as an adjective and modifies a noun or a noun phrase.
- I can't complete my assignment because I don't have the textbook.
* In this sentence, the possessive adjective "my" modifies the noun "assignment".
- What is your phone number?
* Here the possessive adjective "your" is used to modify the noun phrase "phone number"
- The cat chased its ball down the stairs and into the backyard.
* In this sentence, the possessive adjective "its" modifies "ball".
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